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1962 January 1 Mon. Dear Diary, Today was O.K. The morning went fast. Katie is so stubborn. Daddy was silly to get up so early. I need some new winter clothes. How am I going to get them? Again in Church, Katie was stubborn. After Mass, things got dull. I’ve got a crush on the boy in the Drug Store. I was afraid Mom and Dad would have an argument over dinner. They didn’t. Babysitting was fun. Everyone was asleep. Yours, Linda


1962 January 3

1962 January 4

Wed.

Thurs.

...Perry Como was terrific and Hoss Pa were on. Each one sang and Hoss did the twist. I went to take a bath at 10:30 and remembered I hadn’t set my hair yet. I’m going to be pooped tomorrow.

I did all my homework and found lots of things for my history project. Dr. Kildare was real good. If he had put on a skullcap, I’d die.

G’night,

Linda

Linda

G’night,


1962 January 6

1962 January 9

Sat.

Tues.

...When I got home, I ate real leisurely. After that, I sewed and read “The Trapp Family.” That’s real good. Basketball was fun we went in the locker rooms and played “hide & go seek.” We went in the dark hall. Wow it was spooky...

...I hope I can get out and get a skirt for Terri’s party. I hate that Reggie Sutherland. He is a creep. Mom just came home she bought 17 mag. for me. I wish I was cute. G’night, Linda


1962 January 16

1962 January 19

Tues.

Fri.

...I’m very confused. In fact, I find spelling hard. Stupid, aren’t I. I wish I was thin and beautiful like Susan Van Wyck...

Dear Diary Today was bad, but it was better than yesterday. I brought all kinds of junk to school today. Nose Drops, Vicks, Dristan, Kleenix. And still I had trouble...


1962 January 21

1962 January 31

Sun.

Wed.

...Grandpa was late today, so we ate without him. Dinner was real good. I wrote an article for the “American Girl.” I hope I win. The title is “Patty Makes a Decision”...

...We stayed after school to reherse for the Old Age Home today. We didn’t get much done. I’m getting so fat. But I can’t stop eating...


1962 February 2

1962 February 4

Fri.

Sun.

...Dottie got kicked out of the choir. I was so-o-o hungry at Mass. We had a girl scout meeting this afternoon. Sister watched our dances, she didn’t like them...

...Helen and I went to White Plains. We went shopping and to the movies. We saw “Second Time Around.” It was real good and so funny...


1962 February 6

1962 February 8

Tues.

Thurs.

...I’m watching Henry Fonda now. It’s excellent.

...All the T.V. shows were good. Mom went shopping and got me the album West Side Story and a book called Dr. Kildare.

Linda

Linda


1962 February 27

1962 March 4

Tues.

Sun.

Dear Diary, Today was another rainy day. I no more felt like going to school than...We had Art. My drawing was terrible. We practiced “The Sound of Music.� We sounded terrible...

...When I woke up, I washed my hair. I hope it turns out well. Bonanza was the best one yet. It was so wonderful. I hope I get accepted into the schools. Linda


1962 Christmas Presents.

1962 March 5 Mon. ...Mary was accepted into Our Lady of Victory and Good Council. I’m on the waiting list for both. I started to cry and instead of understanding, Mommy started yelling...

Suitcase- Mommy and Daddy Blouse- Aunt Eileen, Uncle Buddy Skirt- Mom and Dad Scarf- Nancy Mirror- Judy Sweater- Grandpa Slip- Mom and Dad Slippers Jewelry Box Chess Set Password Game Stockings Wind Song Charm (Typewriter) Pearls Black Velvet Slacks

Diary.  

A study of a found diary from a young girl in 1962.

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